Friday, September 07, 2007

They're Horny, That's the Trouble!

August was a busy month, and I didn't have much time or inclination for this here postifyin', but I hope to get back with the program now. To kick things off, I offer you a look at this parody, which combines two of the better things in life: Edward Gorey and Star Trek.

The Trouble with Tribbles: A Television Adaptation by Edward Gorey

This just warmed the cockles of my tired, old-school Trekkie heart (and no, I won't get into any Trekkie/Trekker arguments, so forget about it). Don't you just love the panel "On Saturday, there was an altercation with some Klingons"? To me, it perfectly captures the spare, wacky quality of Gorey's artwork while delving beneath the surface of the show to the underlying truth.

Seeing this reminded me that, back in the early '70s, I received a detailed, personally typed-on-a-typewriter, signed, and doodled response to a fan letter I'd sent to David Gerrold. I'd give a lot to know where that is right now.

(And thanks to Abigail Nusbaum for sharing the laugh.)

2 comments:

Jill said...

As a woman who has attended her share of cons and read her share of fanzines, I thoroughly enjoyed this link! And I hadn't really known that much about Gorey.

Muse of Ire said...

Jill, were you at the con at the old Bellevue-Stratford in the summer of 1976, just weeks before the first outbreak of Legionnaires' Disease? Ah, good times, good times!